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What does Psalm 8:6 mean in context?

"Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands.
Thou has put all things under his feet."--KJV

Psalm 8:6 

Psalms 8:6

ESV - 6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet.

Clarify Share Report Asked March 04 2019 Mini Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Guy Hawthorne Student
In the proper context of Psalms 8, the writer is in blessed bewilderment of how such a righteous God could be so mindful of man, that HE has given dominion and authority of the whole earth, yet man is such a sinner, yet God still holds His created man as important to Him.

I believe this is such a great example of God's grace in the OT. How "grace" is not some new thing that God developed in the New Testament times, but He has always been loving and gracious to us.

March 05 2019 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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